Nicholson – The Band
Hi my name is Kevin Nicholson, the founder of Nicholson, energetic Indie Britpop Sixties New wave and originals band. I am a singer song writer frontman rhythm guitarist originally from Birmingham but now reside in Leicester.
I have been involved in the music scene for many years. I have fronted a number of Cover Bands like The Coopers a very well established Mod Sixties cover band based in Birmingham. I have also fronted a few bands of my own called The Echo & Stone Grey. Those years were very exciting to me and have given me a Wealth of experience and knowledge which has allowed me to mature and grow as a musician and try new genres.
I also write my own songs and perform solo. Nicholson is my latest project which us predominately a Britpop Cover band but we also cover the Sixties, Punk/ New wave and we put our own original Indie style music in our sets. A great mixture of music to listen to the band consists of five mature members Drums & backing Vocal, Keyboards, Lead Guitar & backing vocal, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar and lead vocals. We have two full pa rigs and lighting for both small venues and larger venues.
We cover The Verve, Oasis, Shed Seven, The Real People, Stone Roses, Paul Weller, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Castelo, The Undertones, Inspiral Carpets, Pulp. The Jam, Cast, Supergrass and the Charlatans.
Andre Sebastiaan – Lead Guitar
Andre Joined Nicholson in Jan 2020 and is a fantastic addition bringing a wealth of experience with him to the team. We are proud for you to meet him at out upcoming gigs. Already he has demonstrated some great work with the band and in the studio .
A little introduction from the man himself…
“…as a guitar player. It runs in the family, so I grew up with the guitar. Played many bands with full dedication for the guitar and music .. I also do vocals, but not lead … Lived and played in Holland, Germany, Spain and now in the U.K. For more than 30 years I made a modest living by playing the guitar … last 16 years in Spain have been fruitful … I wrote my songs, played the other’s, made the records, played the small venues, important stages, the football stadium, been on the radio and tele and it’s been great fun ! and still is …. I am not guitar hero … I think of the guitar as a part of the music or a song. It has to be functional … it’s the song that matters. For me, two outstanding guitarists outbalancing each other are Steve Vay and Dave Gilmour .,.. I think I am a sort of Dave. Melodic and the art of playing less, although in good rocky gigs I love to noise-around as well .. My working gear : A small Home Studio ( man’s cave ) Gibson Les Paul Traditional L.E. , Fender Telecaster de Luxe, Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty, Fender Vintera Jaguar, Squier Precision Bass, Martin DM acoustic , Seagull electr./acoustic, 2 Blackstar combos, the Boss GT 100 pedal ( for a full stereo setup ) and a Jurassic Volvo Estate which gets me everywhere …”
David Hemming – Drums and Percussion
Drummer percussion & backing vocals for Nicholson. Traditional Lime Plasterer by trade, enjoys Motorbikes fishing a bit a boxing. Music tastes all types of genres. Been around music since the age of 12 played in a number of cover bands over the years from Punk to Rock to Sixties and now Indie. Really enjoying drumming for Nicholson.
Chris Adams – Bass
Having played music from a young age Chris is a versatile musician who also dabbles in guitar and keys. He is also interested in music production/composing/recording which he studied at university.With his roots in the South Chris worked in London’s Soho square mile in a recording studio for 8 years before relocating to Birmingham. A building manager by day he lives in Kings Heath with his growing young family.He has a wide eclectic taste in music but especially enjoys listening to the likes of Doves, Kula Shaker, Tame Impala and Kasabian.
Malcolm Judge – Keyboards
Been involved in music since the age of ten. Established Keyboard player, also play Acoustic guitar. I enjoy writing, composing & arranging music. The bands that I like to listen to and find inspiring are the Stranglers & Magazine. I have played in a number bands called The Letters, The Virtues, and Cloned Stones a tribute band to the Rolling Stones. I have played all over the country. Really enjoying been Involved in Nicholson at the moment, its allowing me to be creative and expressive with the original songs.